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Crazy People Are Dangerous

Posted on | April 2, 2022 | Comments Off on Crazy People Are Dangerous

Sad news from Jacksonville, Florida:

A 5-year-old girl is dead after the car she was in skidded into a Southside retention pond during a high-speed chase of a kidnapping suspect across Jacksonville, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The child was the suspect’s daughter, her family told news partner First Coast News.
Now the 32-year-old woman is behind bars on charges of vehicular homicide, fleeing police and more after the chase ended near Durbin Creek, police said. Pamelia Tereza Cabrera also faces two counts of battery against a police officer after the 30-mile chase began on the Northside and hit speeds of 90 mph.
It started about 8 p.m. when someone called police about a woman armed with a knife kidnapping the girl near Biscayne Boulevard and Dunn Avenue, police said. The incident started at their home off Duval Road, the family told First Coast News, adding that Cabrera has a mental health condition.
While responding to the scene, an officer spotted a Nissan Murano driven by a woman who matched the description driving away from the scene, police said.
One of three police reports indicates that the woman continued east on Dunn Avenue, “running every red light from Biscayne Boulevard to I-95” as she changed lanes erratically at a high rate of speed. She almost hit multiple other vehicles, even driving on the inside shoulder of Interstate 95 as she passed trucks. Multiple patrol cars joined the pursuit.
As the woman tried to exit I-95 at Florida 9B, she crashed, police said.
“She was coming down the ramp, .. and ended up driving straight off this ramp into a pond,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Christian Hancock said. “Officers were on scene, behind her at this time. Numerous officers got out of their vehicles, took off their gear and went into the water.”
Officers were able to locate and rescue the woman but not the child. A dive team later found the girl at the bottom of the pond, police said.
Taken into custody, Cabrera apparently yelled “I’ll show you decent” at one officer who tried to cover her with a blanket due to her lack of clothing, one report said. And when she was hospitalized due to possible injuries, she became uncooperative with staff as blood came from her nose and mouth, and a spit mask was put on her, police said.
Cabrera does not have a criminal history in Duval County, according to court records. But Hillsborough County records show two arrests in the last couple of years, including battery. She was adjudicated not competent for trial “due to mental illness” in one case and committed to the custody of the Department of Children and Families.

More background on the crazy woman:

In an affidavit obtained by First Coast News, details from Pamela Tereza Cabrera’s mother further explain the state of her mental health leading up to Thursday nights crash.
Maria B. Ortiz, Cabrera’s mother, explained the state of her daughters health in the affidavit from 2020. Cabrera was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to the document. Her mother said there were times when she would lose track of time or go without sleep.
While she was prescribed medication for her mental illnesses, Cabrera would refuse to take it as she said she did not need them. When she was on her medication, she was herself again and able to think clearly, according to her mother.
At the time the document was written, Cabrera’s daughter Vanity was 4-years-old. Cabrera lost custody of her daughter in 2020. Vanity was living with her aunt, per the Department of Children and Family’s request.
Cabrera was “lost” without her daughter, according to the affidavit. DCFS required her to complete behavioral classes to receive custody of her child.

Crazy People Are Dangerous, and not just because they run red lights. In Dunkirk, Indiana, 36-year-old Kevin Zimmerman was shot to death by police in March:

A family member told The Star Press that Zimmerman had bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
The week of his death, the relative said, the Dunkirk man was having difficulties with paranoia, believing that he was in danger of being attacked.

Zimmerman attacked one of the cops with an eight-inch butcher knife. The county prosecutor ruled the shooting justified.

In Richland County, South Carolina, 34-year-old Irvin Moorer-Charley was shot to death by deputies who responded to a 911 call about a domestic incident. An attorney for the family says Moorer-Charley “had schizophrenia and . . . deputies had responded to the home for mental health calls multiple times.” This time, however, Moorer-Charley was armed with a 16-inch sharpened wooden stake and advanced on one of the deputies after saying, “Y’all gonna have to shoot me.” The deputies obliged his request. There is video of the fatal incident.

Maybe de-institutionalizing the mentally ill was a bad idea. Just sayin’ . . .



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